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formatted C:/ and missing memory now ??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nelliek9, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. nelliek9

    nelliek9 Thread Starter

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    Can someone please help me ???????????


    I have a Intel 866 Pentium 3
    Bx Motherboard (tnt2 onboard)
    128 Megabyte of SDRAM
    20 GB hard drive
    1.44 floppy disk drive
    LG cd Writer
    32 Meg Video
    3D stero sound
    56k Modem

    I formatted my C drive and have a problem with my memory missing now. it only showing 1313MB and i have tryed everything to fix the problem and nothing has worked.
    I evan tryed to re-format C drive, but i just keep getting a message saying not enough memory to format C drive.
    I am new to this and need all the help I can get, if you need more information please email me
    thanks
     
  2. brianF

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    Is the c drive the whole drive, it's not partitioned into multiple drives is it

    run fdisk, choose option #4 partition info, what does it report for you drive.
     
  3. nelliek9

    nelliek9 Thread Starter

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    I ran fdisk, and it said the following

    partition C:1
    status A
    type Pri Dos
    Mbytes 2047
    system FAT 16
    Usage 11%
    Total disk space is 19093 Mbytes
     
  4. brianF

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    Reformat it again, when you run fdisk, answer Y to the question about LBA, that's what's keeping you from seeing the full size of the drive.

    LBA will use fat32, without it, you use fat16 file system which has a 2 gig limit.
     
  5. nelliek9

    nelliek9 Thread Starter

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    thanks BrianF i will try that and get back to you
    happy new year nelliek9
     
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